Simple Definition of amenity
: something that makes life easier or more pleasant
Full Definition of amenity
1 a : the quality of being pleasant or agreeable b (1) : the attractiveness and value of real estate or of a residential structure (2) : a feature conducive to such attractiveness and value
2 usually plural : something (as a conventional social gesture) that conduces to smoothness or pleasantness of social relationships <maintaining social amenities>
3 : something that conduces to comfort, convenience, or enjoyment <hotels with modern amenities>
Examples of amenity
The hotel has every amenity you could want.
<an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior>
Origin of amenity
Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with amenity
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